Meet our Activities Coordinator, Charlotte Preston
Hi, my name is Charlotte Preston. I joined Wadhurst Manor in January 2021 as the activity lead.
For the past year I have been working in the community as a carer. Prior to this I spent over 10 years working within the safari industry in South Africa. I had the pleasure of hosting and guiding many international clients, sharing the amazing African wildlife with them. I am also a mum of two busy twin girls and my hobbies include, horse riding, photography, reading, writing and travelling.
I am incredibly passionate about working with people and I am looking forward integrating my hospitality skills and caring knowledge into the day to day activities we do with the wonderful residents.
Activities at Wadhurst Manor
On a weekly basis we have many visitors to the home from the people like the University of the Third age and local small animal farms, who bring in their chickens and sheep. We also like to go out shopping and on day trips to local garden centres and when the weather is good picnics and tours of the beautiful local countryside. We have speciality days at the home which could be a theme of a country, or for specific times of year, including Halloween, Bonfire Night or Christmas. We have card games and art classes and a serious knitting team in the home who produce blankets and premature baby clothes for the local maternity unit.
Activities and Events Partnerships
As part of our bespoke life-enrichment programmes, we host a number of live virtual events in the home on a regular basis through a number of partnerships with places of interest and world class performance companies
Life at Wadhurst Manor Care Home
Dancing the afternoon away
Everyone sure had that Friday feeling. Dancing, sipping fizz, and having a jolly good time.
Off for some retail therapy
It is so important that the residents at Wadhurst Manor stay as independent as possible. Jimmy had a wonderful afternoon with his daughter taking in the sights of Wadhurst village. Enjoying some retail therapy and having some lunch in the village.
What a day we had. We invited local Archery club into our gardens for a talk and demonstration. Arthur a resident at Wadhurst Manor has always belonged to the club and it has been his passion forever. He wanted to see the sport in action one more time so we made that happen for him. Everyone got to have a go and it was an amazing experience for everyone.
Supporting our local School
Sacred Heart school are currently working on a project to build their own greenhouse. When the residents heard about this, they were keen to get involved and help out. We are now collecting 2 Litre empty bottles to help them with their mission.
Visit to Petals Garden Centre
Residents enjoyed a lovely afternoon at a local Garden centre. They had the opportunity to have a walk around the centre picking flowers for the home. There was even time for afternoon tea with homemade cake too.
Masterclass with Blooming Haus
On 25th May, our residents enjoyed an afternoon masterclass on floristry, presented by Blooming Haus. This was an activity greatly enjoyed by the residents. Further to this, they had a great time putting together their own flower arrangements using what they had learnt.
Tea and a Tour
Our General Manager and team would like to welcome you for tea and a tour of our home.
Coffee & Cake
Come along to our friendly and informal group to enjoy a chat over a hot drink and some homemade cakes,
Don't Dine Alone
We know meal times can be lonely for some older people.